Data and resources available are changing rapidly during this time of crisis, so we’re providing links to governmental and organizational websites that are collecting information of interest to the cultural community.
The State of Connecticut has complied a website of information on COVID-19 and has published a document of Frequently Asked Questions on the State’s Actions Related to COVID-19 . Of particular interest to artists and art organizations may be sections on unemployment (including the Shared Work Program which supplements employees’ pay when their hours are reduced ) and assistance for small businesses and nonprofits. Note that nonprofits are eligible for low-interest Small Business Association loans.
The Connecticut Office of the Arts has also assembled an extensive list of COVID-19 Resources, including reopening guidelines and links to resource pages from Regional Service Organizations.
Among other resources from the Regional Service Organizations, Shoreline Arts Alliance has hosted a series of webinars on Reopening Arts Venues with Science-Based Safety presented by professionals from the Yale School of Public Health.
The Alliance, a membership organization for Connecticut nonprofits, has published a COVID-19 Response Resource Center collecting links to Federal and State agency resources.
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center. AFTA provides one of the best sites for national information for our creative sector, including up-to-date news and links.
Finally, COVID-19 & Freelance Artists is one of the most comprehensive websites of resources we’ve found for individual and freelance artists.
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We may be socially distant, but we’re culturally connected, and sustaining each other and our arts and culture community is our top priority now.